Understanding Infertility -- Symptoms
When to See the Doctor continued...
Before you go to the doctor, write down the following information and take it to your next doctor's appointment:
- All the medications you take, including prescriptions, vitamins, minerals, supplements, and any other drugs bought without a prescription
- How often you have unprotected sex, how long you have been trying, and the date of the last time you tried to get pregnant
- Body changes or other symptoms you have noticed
- Dates of any surgeries or treatments in the past, especially those involving the reproductive tract.
- Any radiation or chemotherapy you have had
- How much you smoke, how much alcohol you drink, and any illegal drug use
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Any genetic disorder or chronic illness, such as diabetes or thyroid disease, in you or your family
Listen to your body. Tell your doctor any time you notice a symptom. Early diagnosis of an infertility problem may improve your odds of getting pregnant.